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The Project Planning Phase is the second phase in the project life cycle. It involves creating of a set of plans to help guide your team through the execution and closure phases of the project.

The plans created during this phase will help you to manage time, cost, quality, change, risk and issues. They will also help you manage staff and external suppliers, to ensure that you deliver the project on time and within schedule.

Project Plan

Resource Plan

Financial Plan

The Financial Plan enables you to set a "budget", against which you measure your expenditure. To deliver you project "within budget", you need to produce the project deliverables at a total cost which does not exceed that stated in the budget.

The Financial Plan helps to identify the:

Quality Plan

The Quality Plan sets quality targets for your project to ensure that the deliverables produced, meet the needs of your customer.
 
You can then use it to schedule quality control and quality assurance activities, to assure your customer that the quality targets will be met.

You use the Quality Plan to set quality targets by: 

Risk Management Plan

The project Risk Management Plan helps you to identify risks and implement a plan to reduce them. 
 
Using the risk plan, you can monitor and control risks effectively, increasing you chances of achieving success.

This Risk Planning template will help you to:

Communications Plan

Acceptance Plan - Project Management Template

The key to a successful project is gaining acceptance from the customer that each deliverable produced meets (or exceeds) his/her requirements. To clarify the criteria used to judge each deliverable for customer acceptance, an is produced.